While not a fan of movies that use the idea of time travel, I think this movie does it rather well. Leopold, Hugh Jackman, is transported from the 19th century to the 21th century and we are given a look of 21th century life through the eyes of someone who views life from a different time frame. Leopold’s perspective is very different to that of someone say, visiting from another country or culture because coming from another time frame means that 200 years ago life was once like he understands it to be.
The major theme of the movie is that we are too busy to savour the moment. Paul tells Timothy that God “richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment” 1 Timothy 6:17. As Leopold rightly points out: “Life is not solely comprised of tasks, but tastes.” We need to take some time and enjoy those things that God has provided for our enjoyment.
I also like the difficulties Leopold has with the toaster. I’ve always had problems with toasters!